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    Quote Originally Posted by salazch View Post
    If you rinse it out and shake it dry, now do you prevent rusting under the blade? Do u have to take it apart each time?
    I doubt that you'll use a blade long enough to ever see any rust, and the modern blades are made from coated (usually platinum) stainless steel so they're not as prone to rusting as the old carbon steel blades. Personally, I pat my blades dry between uses and then clean and dry the razor before putting the blade back in -- but I'm really anal about keeping my razors clean.

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    Hello, Salazch:

    After use, I wipe the razor gently, making sure I don't touch the blade inside the shave head, and let the razor air dry in the rack. Since I change blades every three shaves, even with my usual Feather and the 7 O'Clock "yellows," the blade does not stay long enough in the razor to do much damage.

    I shave with a straight razor, of course, but I do keep my double edge in rotation just to keep up my skills with it. Also, I use it when in a rush. After each blade change, I wash the razor with soap and water and use my little brush to further remove any gunk from the shave head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salazch View Post
    If you rinse it out and shake it dry, now do you prevent rusting under the blade? Do u have to take it apart each time?
    I just rinse mine with hot water and dry the exterior surfaces with a towel, being careful of the edge. When I change blades I inspect and maybe clean a bit if necessary. Haven't had rusting problems yet.

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    I haven't found significant rusting on the edge with regular use, by the time the blade is ready to go it doesn't have enough corrosion, the edge wears down from shaves before that point. As an unintended experiment I used the broken in half DE blade mock razor once, let it sit in my bathroom for about a year and a half and then inspected the blade's edge. It was corroded enough, in some parts severely, to warrant replacing. But that was a long time exposed to humid conditions. Much of the blade was not corroded at all so they seem to be pretty stain-resistant.

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